Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Prezza's people's flats are their castles

You have to give John Prescott some credit for trying to help Labour get a fourth term in office but his current effort is unlikely to resonate with anyone other than the most dyed-in-the-wool folk who think the prospects of a Conservative government will spell the end of civilisation as we know it.

Part of his criticism is countered by the response that Grant Shapps was reported to have made in THIS report:

"Interviewed in the London section of (last Sunday's) Politics Show Shapps addressed some of the issues. He said right at the start that he envisaged more social housing being built under a Conservative government, as part of an increase in house-building across the board. So how would this expansion come about?

Shapps confirmed that he would dispense with centrally-set targets for home-building and replace them with incentives. He said that threatening the tenure security enjoyed by current social housing occupants is "the last thing we want to do," but added that he "hadn't even got into" the matter of changing conditions of tenure for newcomers to that sector in the future...

So, has Prezza (see his house in Hull pictured above) just got his knickers in a twist?